September 25, 2014

Woolrich, the Pennsylvania-based outerwear and lifestyle brand, has opened its first-ever freestanding store, in New York’s SoHo neighborhood.

September 23, 2014

PayPal has made its first direct entry into the virtual currency space.

September 17, 2014

QuikTrip is North America’s favorite convenience store chain, according to a study by Market Force Information, a leader in customer intelligence solutions.

August 28, 2014

Fast-fashion competitors like H&M and Forever 21 and teens more interested in technology than clothing make these challenging times for Abercrombie & Fitch, whose second quarter revenue fell 5.8% to $890.6 million, missing Wall Street projections.

August 27, 2014

The retail and hospitality market is entering a time of unprecedented IT growth for 2015, with overall spending expected to increase 5% over 2014 and surpass $190 billion worldwide, according to a new report by IHL, a global research and advisory firm specializing in technologies for the retail and hospitality industries.

August 27, 2014

By definition, successful retailers are very good at logistics.    

“Compared with other industries, retailers are a benchmark of logistical efficiency for moving items through their distribution channels and on to shelves in a timely way,” said Jim Griffin, senior VP sales, PODS, whose detached delivery system allows placement of containers in tough-to-reach and hard-to-fit locations.     

August 22, 2014

In a first, the International Code Council (ICC), ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have come together and signed an agreement to collaborate on the development of Standard 189.1, the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and the LEED green building program.

August 7, 2014

Cheesecake Factory is North America’s favorite casual-dining chain, according to a study by Market Force Information.

July 29, 2014

Claire Fahie-Conley, VP of U.S. retail for Reebok, has been appointed Crocs' VP of retail for North America.

July 23, 2014

Interbrand, a leading global brand consultancy, announced Wednesday that Lee Carpenter is leaving his current position as CEO of the North America region.

July 21, 2014

Showrooming may not be as concerning as many traditional retailers once thought. In fact, retailers who embrace clienteling and other strategies can leverage showrooming as an element of the overall all-channel experience for their customers.

July 21, 2014

Office Depot Inc. has named retail veteran Mark Cosby as president, North America.

July 7, 2014

Accellos and HighJump Software, each global providers of supply chain management software and trading partner network technology, have agreed to merge, creating a vendor with 11,000 customers in 23 countries with operations in North America, Asia and Europe.

June 9, 2014

Sage North America is releasing the new Sage Exchange Payment Management System to consolidate all of retail small-to-mid-sized business (SMB) payment activity onto one platform. SMBs can use Sage Exchange to monitor and manage the payments from all their sales environments: on the web, over the phone, through mobile devices, or at their storefront, on a 24/7 basis.

May 29, 2014

Guess on Thursday reported a first-quarter net loss of $2.1 million, compared with net earnings of $9.9 million in the year-ago period, as sales fell in North America and Europe.

May 21, 2014

On the heels of disappointing results for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, American Eagle Outfitters Inc. has decided to close 150 stores in America, including 100 namesake stores.

May 20, 2014

Trader Joe’s is North America’s favorite grocery retailer based on satisfaction.

May 15, 2014

The winter of 2014 brought record cold and snow throughout North America and its impact on business and consumer spending were widespread and significant. How impactful was it? Well, for the S&P 500 companies, the word “weather” was mentioned in almost 200 earnings calls from January through March, which is a 81% increase compared to last year.

May 13, 2014

Convenience store operator CST Brands plans to open 38 new stores in North America during fiscal 2014.

May 1, 2014

Having the potential for growth that exceeds the capability of your existing systems is a good problem to have, but it is still a problem. Groupe Dynamite, a fast-fashion women’s apparel retailer based in Montreal, faced that very challenge in early 2010.

May 1, 2014

There is no substitute for a strong brand — whatever the sales channel. That’s the basic underlying premise of Interbrand’s annual “Best Retail Brands” report, which ranks the top 50 North American and international retailers by brand value. It’s a premise worth keeping in mind amid all the online versus offline talk. As Interbrand global CEO Jez Frampton puts it: “In the end, it is the brand, not the footprint, that will endure.”

April 25, 2014

Starbucks Coffee Corp. plans to open 1,500 new stores worldwide during 2014, including 600 in North America.

April 17, 2014

Urban Outfitters Inc. has appointed Trish Donnelly to the role of president of Urban Outfitters brand, North America, effective July 14.

April 16, 2014

Bang & Olufsen unveiled its first newly redesigned store concept in North America, at the new Madison Avenue location in New York City.